Leo Baeck Institute works to preserve and promote the history and culture of German-speaking Jews.
Mascha Kaléko in Greenwich Village
Alice Urbach's Stolen Cookbook
Talent, Ambition, Wealth
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The Leo Baeck Institute is continually collecting new archival materials related to the history of German-speaking Jews.
The LBI works with other libraries and consortia to integrate our collections into their search portals so that they are discoverable in context with other similar materials.
The story of Rabbi Walter Plaut's (1919–1964) participation in the Interfaith Freedom Ride in 1961, told based on the Walter Plaut Scrapbook in the collection of the LBI Archives.
The Austrian Heritage Collection documents the history of Austrian-Jewish émigrés who fled to the US during the Nazi years through oral history interviews and collection of archival materials.
Poetry in Preservation
Marianne Rein was a promising young poet when, in 1941, she was deported to the Riga concentration camp. The Jacob Picard Collection at LBI has the largest body of her literary legacy.
Norbert Troller, a Czech Jewish architect, provides an eye witness account to the infamous Theresienstadt ghetto through his art.
Johanna Meyer-Lövinson (1874-1958) captivated audiences with her literature readings. She was one of the first women on the radio in Germany and a friend and promoter of German authors and literature.
A brief history of the Upper Silesian Jewish community and a comprehensive guide to LBI's Upper Silesian collections.
The lives of German- and Austrian-Jewish poets are preserved in the letters, notes and photographs of the Leo Baeck Institute's collection.